Hero Cosmetics Co-Founder Ju Rhyu Shares Lessons Learned From Her Brand’s First Capital Raise

Ju Rhyu, who recently closed her acne car brand Hero Cosmetics’ first round of funding, wants other founders to know the rumors about fundraising are absolutely true. “I had heard often that, ‘Fundraising is...

Money Issues: Indie Beauty Entrepreneurs Discuss The Pros And Cons Of External Funding

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 27 brand founders and executives: Do you have outside investment or plans to secure it?

How Lauren Napier Beauty, Mutha And 001 Skincare London Stand Out In A Crowded Market

Most indie beauty entrepreneurs don’t aspire to create me-too brands. Hope Smith, founder and CEO of Mutha, Lauren Napier, founder and CEO of Lauren Napier Beauty, and Ada Ooi, founder and CEO of 001 Skincare...

Meet The Entrepreneurs Diversifying The Fragrance Industry

When Aba Gyepi-Garbrah, an aromatherapist and owner of Aba Love Apothecary, began attending fragrance industry trade shows such as Suppliers Day and IFEAT in 2015, she was often the only Black person in a room...

Beauty Entrepreneurs And Executives On The Power Of Email To Push Sales

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 21 founders and executives: What’s your approach to email marketing, and how has it helped advance your business?

These Entrepreneurs Are Encouraging Black Women To Take Command Of Their Sexual Health

Yoga teacher turned entrepreneur Ashley Asatu, founder of The Yoni Day Spa, is constantly reminded why she was compelled to create her wellness company to cater to Black women underserved and frequently mistreated...